Help me fund the 2013 tour for "the truth is". Help me get a band on the road and get "green-er"... Be a part of the solution!
Help me fund my 2013 touring for my new album "the truth is" available LIVE in May and hitting stores and itunes June 4th 2013 via MPress Records!
A lot of you are aware I have historically toured solo, and as much as I love it, my new album bridges the alt/country genre and the ability to convey this record live is going to be best done with at LEAST a trio. My goal is to tour as a 5 piece band that includes Me, drums, bass, pedal steel, and cello. The hard fact is that every player on stage costs approximately $250 a day, this doesn't include a touring vehicle, gas, tolls, parking, or hotels or each member's "regular" life. I really want to avoid traveling around in 4 cars in order to do this, I will need to rent a vehicle. I've found a company in Boston called "Greenvans" that rents Vans created JUST for musicians. They run on alternative fuels and always come with unlimited milage and road side assistance. This would enable me to decrease my carbon emissions as I roam the US with my band and it would also allow us all to travel together. The vans run around $1700 for 10 days - you can do the math,...this means if I want to do 5 runs throughout the country with a band I am already WAY OVER 10k, so I hope you can see the importance of this Kickstarter. As well, any touring with the band further than Chicago or Atlanta means flying everyone in, then renting a vehicle and sometimes instruments. It is a honor to be able to tour, and please know that I wouldn't be asking for help if I didn't really need it. Please also keep in mind that a "Kickstarter" only "works" if I HIT the goal, meaning If I don't meet the 10k goal I don't get funded, and therefore you don't get your incentives.
I really can't tour this year without your help. In order to promote and share this new music with you all I need your backing, please know how much I appreciate your consistant support of my music and life. I am deeply aware that it is because of YOU that I am able to continue to make music and play live, I will be forever grateful for this. I hope the incentives in this Kickstarter make you happy. I dug through my files and boxes in corners to find some of this stuff. Thank YOU for giving me my job. I have my fingers crossed we will smash this goal and I can get into a greenvan, board planes and trains with my band, and GO PLAY FOR YOU! Thanks, Melissa
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
One risk would be if i was out on tour while the fulfillment requirements came due, however I have a back up plan already in place. Utilizing two friends to co-ordinate with me while traveling. They are willing to execute all the mailings for me if I am not in town at the designated Mailing time.
Ok I am funded!!! Thank you!!!!' We can't stop here know that this means I will Receive 85% of this money for touring and you will receive your incentives but all the money contributed from here on out just goes into the pot for more and more ability to tour with my band through 2013 The west coast particularly could be possible with my band if I raise more funds. Please continue to share this link in your fb pages And know that you have made a difference in my musical life this year !!! Thank you Forever grateful Melissa